Attitudes and practices regarding circumcision in Turkey


Sahin F., Beyazova U., ŞİKAR AKTÜRK A.

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, cilt.29, ss.275-280, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1365-2214.2003.00342.x
  • Dergi Adı: CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.275-280

Özet

Background In Turkey, circumcision is a necessity for boys to gain a masculine identity. In contrast to Western societies, where circumcision is performed in the neonatal period, it is performed at older ages in our population, and the timing may affect the psychosocial well-being of males. The person who performs the operation, a physician or a traditional circumciser, may affect their health as well.